8 Fantastic Freebies You Can Grab in May

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As April showers give way to May flowers, freebies are blooming everywhere. From a free T-shirt on Cinco de Mayo to free pie for Mom on Mother’s Day, you’ll find a bunch of great giveaways this month.

Following are eight fantastic freebies you can grab in May.

Free T-Shirt at Moe’s — May 5

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Moe’s Southwest Grill and you can score a free T-shirt. Shirts are only available while supplies last, though, so make sure to get there early to get in on this giveaway.

Free comic book — May 6

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Comic book fans can score some swag on Free Comic Book Day! Stop by a participating retailer on May 6, and you can meet comic book artists, see previews of upcoming comics and grab a freebie or two. You can find a participating store near you by checking out the website devoted to the annual event.

Free Cinnabon for nurses – May 6-12

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Nurses also get our thanks — after all, it’s tough to top saving lives. If you are a nurse, stop by Cinnabon from May 6-12 for a free Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon or four-count BonBites. To get your tasty treat, you’ll need to present a medical ID badge.

Free ice cream at Haagen-Dazs — May 9

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It seems like spring and summer are the seasons for free frozen treats, and May is no exception. Head over to Haagen-Dazs on May 9, and enjoy a free single-scoop ice cream cone from 4-8 p.m. Find a location near you at the Haagen-Dazs website.

Free day at a public garden — May 12

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Many U.S. cities maintain public garden areas where people can enjoy a day walking among flowers and other plants. Plan a springtime stroll through a public garden on May 12 — National Public Gardens Day — to enjoy coupons and free special events.

More than 100 gardens already have announced their participation. Stop by the American Public Gardens Association website to find a participating location near you.

Free health screening — May 13

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Sam’s Club is offering a free health screening for members and nonmembers alike. Stop by a Sam’s Club with a pharmacy between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on May 13 to receive a screening with the following gratis health checks:

  • Glucose levels
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Body fat percentage

Find a participating location at the Sam’s Club website.

Free pie for Mom — May 14

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She brought you into the world, so the least you can do to express your thanks is to treat Mom to a little free pie on Mother’s Day. Stop by Shoney’s on May 14, and Mom can get a free slice of strawberry pie. As with any of these deals, call ahead to your local restaurant to make sure it’s participating in the promotion.

Free book for kids at Barnes & Noble — beginning May 16

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Turn your kiddo into a bibliophile — that means “book lover,” folks — by having him or her participate in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program.

Children in grades one through six are asked to read eight books over the summer and to use a Summer Reading Journal from Barnes & Noble to write about their favorite part of each book.

Once the journal is complete, your child can bring it to a Barnes & Noble store any time between May 16 and Sept. 5 to collect a free book from the list of choices on the back of the journal.

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